Dr Hasan Yaser Malik holds Masters Degrees in Warfare Studies, International Relations, Special Education and English. He did PhD in International Relations. His thesis is titled as Strategic Significance of Gwadar Deep Sea Port: Regional and Extra Regional Dimensions from the University of Karachi in 2010. He has a few International Research contributions to his credit and hundreds of readers across the world. He has served as part of UN in African Peninsula and has earned a ?Certificate of Appreciation? from United Nations while serving as a part of it. He has also been awarded with ?Medal of Excellence? by Government of Pakistan for his dedication and services for international diplomacy. The author has an interest in Blue Diplomacy and mainly keeps his focus towards it in his continued research. He is a member of a few international and domestic research organisations. The author is part of editorial boards of many international research journals as well. Apart from research, he has interest in flying and deep sea diving and has visited Africa and Europe.
The book signifies the value of Gwadar Port as a geo-strategic manoeuvre placed in contemporary and vibrant Indo-Pacific region. Gwadar deep-sea port will play a vital role in blue diplomacy by influencing facets like economy, geo-politics and military. Geographically, it is situated at the confluence of Eurasian and Australian intercontinental plates in proximity to the African Peninsula. Gwadar Port is turning into a mosaic of various cultures by linking billions of people from Europe, Russia, Asia, China, Africa and Australia for trade and development. The deep-sea port is located at the mouth of hydrocarbon-rich Hormuz Strait, the most vital choke point in the Indo-Pacific region. Strategically, being part of String of Pearls, Gwadar will influence the extra-regional players for blue diplomacy. This book covers the demography of Gwadar and its linkages and concerns with Afghanistan, Central Asian republics, China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, Wakhan Corridor, extra-regional forces and Germany. Considering the facets like the location of Gwadar Port and its diplo-economic value, it will emerge as a regional trans-shipment port.